August 27, 1744

1744 August 27 (Monday).  Mr. Ebenezer Rice came about noon to get my Team to go to Boston.  I rode to Mr. Winchester[1] and obtain’d his Oxen to go with my own to Boston.  Thomas went with the Team to Mr. Abraham Temple’s at Grafton for the Load and so Set out with it before Day.  Brother Hicks and Deacon Hall[2] of Sutton here.  They went to Boston.

[1]Parkman’s brother-in-law had moved from Westborough to Sutton about 1740.

[2]Percival Hall.  Benedict and Tracy, Sutton, 654.